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Infrastructure Division of Information Technology

Directory Services Attribute

Employee/Affiliate Primary Department (tamuEduPersonDepartmentName)

Attribute details

LDAP tamuEduPersonDepartmentName attribute properties, usage and population rules
Definition: Name of department with which the employee/affiliate is associated.

If the employee or affiliate has multiple appointments, the primary position appointment department name is stored.
Attribute Name: 'tamuEduPersonDepartmentName'
URN: urn:oid:
Multiple Values: Multi-valued (treated as Single-valued)
Format: Directory String {256}
Search Syntax: EQUALITY caseIgnoreMatch SUBSTR caseIgnoreSubstringsMatch
Controlled Vocabulary: not applicable
Source: If (present in EDW feed) AND [employmentStatus IN ('A','W','L','R')] ⇒ emplocDeptName*
else, if (present in COMPASS-USA feed) ⇒ COMPASS-USA deptName
else, if (present in HSC feed) ⇒ HSC orgName
else, if (present in AMFD feed) ⇒ AMFD orgName

* Because the adlocDeptName represents the department to which the employee reports, it does not associate unit heads with the unit he/she oversees. To allow unit heads to be properly associated with their unit, emplocDeptName is given preference. If emplocDeptName is undefined, adlocDeptName is used.

Directory-specific details

LDAP tamuEduPersonDepartmentName attribute properties that are dependent on directory branch or object class configuration
  Enterprise Directory
People Branch
White Pages Directory
People Branch
Directory URL:
Object Class: tamuEduPerson tamuEduDirectoryPerson
Required: no no
Indexing: Presence (pres): Improves searches for entries that contain the indexed attribute.
Equality (eq): Improves searches for entries that contain an attribute that is set to a specific value.
Access: Access to Enterprise Directory restricted. If tamuEduSuppress is set to administrative, name, or studentEmployment, nonauthenticated (anonymous) users have no access.
Otherwise, nonauthenticated users have read access.
(White Pages Directory supports anonymous binds only.)
Usage: directory search web service directory search
Example(s): Information Technology Information Technology